Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has suspended two players issued citations following a traffic stop Tuesday night. Running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended for this weekend’s game against Kentucky.
Tennessee issued the following brief statement from the head coach of the Vols;
John Kelly and Will Ignont will be suspended for the Kentucky game as a result of the incident on Tuesday night. Members of our football team have a responsibility to represent the University of Tennessee in a first-class manner. I met with John and Will and they understand their actions were unacceptable.
As reported earlier on Wednesday, Kelly and Ignont were issued citations following a traffic stop. Kelly, the driver of the vehicle, was given a citation for possession of a schedule 6 drug, not having a headlight and not having proof of insurance. Ignont was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after police on the scene detected a scent from Kelly’s car once the window was rolled down.
Kelly is Tennessee’s leading rusher with 615 yards and six rushing touchdowns this season.